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Discussion requested use of city seal, council chambers

November 12, 2018

The Marathon City Council will vote Tuesday on adopting the city logo as its formal seal, which would make it illegal to use it in a political commercial like the one Councilman Dan Zieg was...more

Grain and Berry makes healthy food taste heavenly

November 10, 2018

Don’t let terms like “superfoods,” “acai bowls,” and “Oh, kale, no,” intimidate you.Grain and Berry in New Town manages to make even the healthiest foods taste amazing. Seriously.Jacey...more

Late funeral to fete area WWI veteran

November 10, 2018

The first World War officially ended 100 years ago this Sunday, on Nov. 11, 1918, bringing native son and soldier Manuel Cabeza back to his hometown, uninjured, but ill-fated, as Cabeza would...more

The first Armistice Day in Key West

November 10, 2018

While those in the United States celebrate each Nov. 11 as Veterans Day, much of the western world knows this day as “Armistice Day,” and this Sunday will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of...more

Drugs and high beams

November 12, 2018

A Stock Island woman was arrested on Thursday after a deputy discovered several drugs and drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop for having high beams on.Martha Lynn Knowles, 50, was charged with resisting an officer, two counts of possession of controlled substance without a prescription, possession of marijuana and five counts of possession of...more

November 12, 2018

“I find this whole election thing odd. Under Florida rules a mail-in ballot can be dropped off up until election day or mailed suggested six days prior but must arrive by election day to be counted. Are the Supervisors of Elections in Palm Beach and Broward incompetent? I find it odd that they are still counting days later, only two counties side-by side. If something is not going on then I...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Conklin, Mirabella elected to Key Largo fire board

November 8, 2018

KEY LARGO — Commissioner George Mirabella beat political newcomer Nick Rodriquez to win a third term in Seat 4 on the Key Largo Fire Rescue & Emergency Medical Services District board,...more

Center consoles community, resolves for better union

November 7, 2018

TAVERNIER — Upper Keys residents poured into the Keys Jewish Community Center for a memorial service last Wednesday night for the 11 victims gunned down at the Tree of Life Synagogue in...more

Crash victim: Helmet, vest no help ‘against a drunk’

November 7, 2018

KEY LARGO — “Basically, it crushed my face,” Philip Weydener describes the Oct. 15 motorcycle crash in Key Largo that nearly took his life. “My life now consists of doctors’ appointments. I’ve...more

Free minibus trial run planned in Islamorada after Thanksgiving

November 7, 2018

ISLAMORADA — The village will launch its experiment with the Freebee on-demand transportation service soon after Thanksgiving.The service, free to passengers who call for service by smartphone...more

Editorials

Snowbirds gardening in Paradise

November 10, 2018

Timing is everything in so many things and gardening is no exception. Full-time residents of the Keys enjoy myriad delights of the summer – glorious blooming shrubs and bountiful quantities of...more

Mid-term season ends — What does our future hold?

November 6, 2018

Now that the mid-term election season is mercifully over, what can we expect in the coming months? Even a crystal ball probably wouldn’t tell us exactly where we go from here. The nation’s...more

Children’s Day was best Fantasy Fest event

November 3, 2018

Now that Fantasy Fest is over, I have to say the best event was Children’s Day.Bayview Park was turned into an amusement park. Local organizations had the opportunity to run a booth, operate a...more

Help conservation with your vote

November 3, 2018

With 1,000 people moving into Florida each day, it is more important now than ever to protect the state’s most significant environmentally sensitive areas by holding them in the public trust for...more

Sports

Pitchford matches best individual finish in Keys history; KW boys claim best team placing in 20 years of program

November 12, 2018

A final kick at the finish line helped Marathon sophomore Jonathan Pitchford steal the show at the Florida High School Athletic Association Cross Country State Championships as he passed three of...more

Millet kept Lady Conch teammates smiling en route to regional berth

November 10, 2018

Going into her senior season with the Key West High School volleyball team, Omaris Millet was determined to give the Lady Conchs a new demeanor after a season filled with drama in 2017.Millet was...more

Youth Football: Season comes to close with naming of Homecoming Queen

November 10, 2018

The Key West Youth Football League ended the season with Homecoming festivities and crowning of the 2018 Homecoming Queen on Saturday at George Mira Field.Caitlyn Hetu was selected as the 2018...more

Youth Soccer: Players scoring multiple-goal games with season nearing end

November 10, 2018

With just one more week of regular-season action, the players are stepping up with multiple-goal games.Bryden Parsons reeled off six goals for the Alicia’s Cheetos. The Sharks Eliel Rondon netted...more